With an estimated 70,000 immigrants now living in Ireland there is a increased demand for alternative media sources to match the growing diversity of the population.
- Title Launch of New Radio and Newspaper for Immigrants
- 1st Broadcast 13/04/2000
- ContributorAnnabel Egan (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:56
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Ireland's First Multi-cultural Newspaper
- Extended description
Annabel Egan reports on the country's first national radio service and newspaper aimed specifically at new arrivals.
Editor of 'Metro Éireann', Abel Ugba, talks about the new newspaper which is targeted at immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Abel is a Nigerian journalist living and working in Ireland. Ireland's first multi-cultural newspaper will provide a platform for immigrants and address an imbalance that exists in the coverage of immigrant affairs.
'Metro Éireann' will be launched as a monthly free-sheet with an initial run of 10,000 copies. The project has been largely supported by volunteers and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) without any input from the Irish government.
'Metro Éireann' is not alone in its desire to address the needs of Ireland's growing immigrant population. 'Radio One World', which was launched by RTÉ, is broadcast in six languages, from 7 to 9pm, five days a week. Marcus Connaughton, Producer at Radio One World, comments that the station is developing links with government departments with the hope of developing a listener's advice centre.
'Radio One World' is the only national media service targeting the needs of immigrants and 'Metro Éireann' is the only newspaper.
A RTÉ News Two report by Annabel Egan, broadcast on 13 April 2000.
'Radio One World' finished broadcasting in 2002.
- Local keywords Communications, Newspaper, Radio, Refugees, Metro Eireann, Abel Ugba, Radio One World, Marcus Connaughton, Media, Immigrants, Immigration
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2000
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN00/104
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